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Curbing female genital mutilation : the role of information and libraries

Yusuf, Felicia O. (2010) Curbing female genital mutilation : the role of information and libraries. Gender & Behaviour, 8 (2). pp. 3089-3101. ISSN 1596-9231

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The study examined the role of libraries and information in curbing the practice of female genital mutilation. Specific objectives of the study include: to examine the concept and origin of female genital mutilation, highlight various types and consequences of female genital mutilation, state the justification for the practice, investigate if there are existing legislations against this practice and to identify roles of the library and information in curbing female genital mutilation. Popularizing the danger of female genital mutilation, partnering with NGOs, media campaign, organizing workshops & seminars, briefing & debriefing and mounting billboards were identified as some of the roles libraries and information can play in eradicating this injustice against women. The paper concluded by charging NGOs, human rights organizations, government at all levels and other stakeholders to rise up to this challenge and ensure total eradication of female genital mutilation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 13:54
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 13:54

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